March 30, 2018

Multnomah County is seeking public input for its 20-year plan for road improvements. Public comments can be shared through an online open house available through April 15 at www.openhouse.jla.us.com/multco-roads or at three open house events to be held in April.

Multnomah County has jurisdiction for nearly 300 miles of roads in unincorporated mostly rural areas of east and west county, and major arterial roads in the cities of Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village. The Road Capital Improvement Plan being developed this year is the most comprehensive plan developed for county roads in the past two decades.

Open Houses

Three open houses are scheduled in areas where the county has roads. Drop-in any time between 6:30 and 8:30 pm at one of the meetings to learn about the plan and provide your input.

Wood Village Baptist Church
23601 NE Arata Rd., Wood Village
Monday, April 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Skyline Elementary School
11536 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Corbett Fire Hall
36930 Historic Columbia River Hwy., Corbett
Thursday, April 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

The Plan

Every few years, Multnomah County updates a 20-year plan of roads to improve. Crosswalks and traffic signals, guardrails, wider shoulders, added traffic or turn lanes, bicycle and walking paths, bridge and culvert improvements are included in the plan. This year’s plan includes a more in-depth data gathering and public involvement effort. The County encourages residents to share what they know about County roads and what residents need from them at the online or in-person open houses:

  • Learn why and how the County updates the road plan. View displays and talk with project staff (if you attend in person).
  • Tell the County whether you agree with how it decides which road projects to include in the plan, and what it could do differently.
  • Tell the County what changes or new features you hope to see on its roads, and which of its current change ideas are most important to you.

The Roads Capital Improvement Plan is about improving roads with added features such as guardrails or wider shoulders. Maintaining roads, such as filling potholes, has a separate plan and separate funding.

For more information or to request accommodations at the events, contact Jessica Berry at Multnomah County: road_cipp@multco.us. The project website is at www.multco.us/CIPP. You can also follow Multnomah County roads on Twitter @MultCoRoads.